The House of Representatives has called for an urgent intervention by the Federal Government in the non-payment of workers’ salaries by the Kogi State Government.
The resolution followed a motion moved by a member from Kogi State, Mr. Karimi Sunday.
the House recall the recent death of a Level 16 officer, Eward Soje, by suicide allegedly owing to non-payment of his 11 months salaries by the state government.
It noted that the state was unable to pay salaries in spite of receiving bailout from the Federal Government.
the Reps through a unanimous vote asked the Central Bank of Nigeria to submit a report to the House and “explain the utilization of bailout to the state within one week.”
Meanwhile, another Kogi State civil servant, Salisu Mohammed Gimba, was on Tuesday crushed to death by a petrol tanker in Lokoja, the state capital.
Gimba was until his death a member of staff of the state Ministry of Education.
The deceased, who was riding a motorcycle, was said to be approaching the popular Ganaja Junction when he lost control and was crushed to death by a petrol tanker.
His death was coming barely one week after Soje’s lifeless body was discovered dangling on a tree in Lokoja
The Kogi State Police Command while confirming the incident stated that said the victim died on the spot stating that the suspect has been arrested, obstructions removed from the road, while investigation is ongoing.
The victim according to reports has been buried according to Islamic rites.